New Course in N.C. Gets Name

Representatives from the Archer Group have announced that the new Hale Irwin designed golf course in the new Coves at Round Mountain development in Collettsville, N.C., will be named Round Mountain Golf Club.

Hale Irwin will design the new course, located 30 minutes south of Blowing Rock, N.C. Irwin plans for Round Mountain Golf Club to be classic in nature and utilize the natural terrain. Construction on the new course is set to begin this fall, with completion tentatively scheduled for 2011.

Irwin will be assisted by his son, Steve, in crafting the layout in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since founding Hale Irwin Golf Design in 1986, Irwin has completed 18 projects, including three in North Carolina, with more currently in progress across the United States and internationally. Architect Rick Robbins will also serve as the lead golf architect on Round Mountain. Robbins has more than 34 years experience in golf course design, land planning and project management to the team, developing numerous courses throughout the United States and the Far East.

"When searching for a course name, we kept going back to the highest elevation point in the development, Round Mountain," said Tim Ritch, managing partner of The Archer Group. "We feel this reflects our plans for The Round Mountain Golf Club, to be one of the top courses in the area and a pinnacle for golf course living in North Carolina. The Coves is a very special and unique mountain community that will feature river amenities along five miles of river frontage, an equestrian center, a fitness center, a spa and wellness center, more than 20 miles of hiking and riding trails, fly fishing on the Johns River and Wilson's Creek, amazing recreational areas in the adjacent to Pisgah National Forest and breath taking views of Table Rock, Grandfather Mountain and The Blowing Rock. To compliment these great amenities, we're confident that Round Mountain Golf Club will be a challenging, but rewarding mountain course that will be enjoyed by everyone."

In addition to the golf course, the 3,600-acre Coves at Round Mountain development will involve 1,750 homes, five miles of river frontage, two equestrian centers, miles of hiking and walking trails, and a 160-acre man-made lake. For more information, call 888/726-8362 or visit